Transmission Distribution Asia

Conference Program Day 1

Wednesday 22 May 2013

PART I: REGIONAL DEVELOPMENTS: HOW SMART METERING AND SMART
GRIDS ARE GOING TO CHANGE UTILITIES’ BUSINESS MODELS

08h50 - 09h00

Opening by the Chairperson
Milo Sjardin, Head of Asia Pacific, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Singapore

09h00 - 09h30

Official Welcome Address & Launch of Metering, Billing / CRM and Transmission & Distribution / Smart Grids Asia 2013

09h30 - 10h30

Keynote thought leaders panel: What challenges is the Asian utility industry facing and are smart meters and smart grids the answer?

Moderator: Milo Sjardin, Head of Asia Pacific, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Singapore

Panelists:

  • Pallapa Ruangrong, Commissioner, ERC, Thailand
  • Somchai Homklinkaew, Deputy Chief of Power System Planning Department, Metropolitan Electricity Authority, Thailand
  • Pongsakorn Yuthagovit, Manager, Project Planning Division, Provincial Electricity Authority, Thailand
  • Emmanuel Sotomil, Head of Metering, National Grid Corporation of the Philippines, Philippines
  • Chan Eng Kiat, Project Director, Energy Market Authority, Singapore
  • Jose Antonio “Tony” T. Valdez, Vice President and Head of Marketing Customer Solutions and Innovations, Meralco, Philippines

PART II: GLOBAL SMART METERING & SMART GRID PROJECT UPDATES & LESSONS LEARNT

11h15 - 11h35

Developing future proof grids - Stepping through Seattle City Light’s smart grid programme
Michael Pesin, Chief Technology Officer & Smart Grid Architect, Seattle City Light, USA

11h35 - 11h55

Challenges of WAN Connectivity in AMI Networks. The Advent of GPRS-Free AMI
Afshin Shaybani, CTO, EnVerv Inc, USA

11h55 - 12h15

Lessons learnt from the most competitive electricity retailing market worldwide
Ramy Soussou, Deputy CEO , Energy Retailers Association of Australia, Australia

TRACK 3: TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION

SESSION 3.3 ASSET MANAGEMENT - PART I

14h00 - 14h30

Proposed Determination of Minimum Right of Way Width for Overhead Power Lines in the Philippines
John Placente, Consultant, TransCo, Philippines

14h30 - 15h00

Providing an update on NPT’s investment plans in the power transmission system
Duong Viet Duc, Senior Expert, Investment Departmet, National Power Transmission Corporation, Vietnam

SESSION 4.3 ASSET MANAGEMENT - PART II

16h00 - 16h40

Panel discussion: Discussing challenges and opportunities of ASEAN power grid interconnection projects

  • Duong Viet Duc, Senior Expert, Investment Department, National Power Transmission Corporation, Vietnam
  • Kraisi Kannasuta, Honourable Adviser, Standing Committee for Energy, The Senate of the Kingdom of Thailand, Thailand
  • John Placente, Consultant, TransCo, Philippines
  • Pongsakorn Yuthagovit, Manager, Project Planning Division, Provincial Electricity Authority, Thailand

Conference Program Day 2

Thursday 23 May 2013

SESSION 5.3 NETWORK PLANNING & AUTOMATION – PART I

09h00 - 09h30

Future trend of protection system based on IEC61850 in PEA
Narong Tantichayakorn, Deputy Director, Provincial Electricity Authority, Thailand
Amnat Tanprasertkul, Sales & Marketing Manager, ABB Substation Automation, Thailand

09h30 - 10h00

Migration paths for IEC 61850 substation communication networks: Towards superb redundancy based on hybrid PRP and HSR topologies
Davinder Harcharan, Regional Sales Director - ASEAN PACIFIC, RuggedCom - A Siemens Company, Malaysia

SESSION 6.3 KNOWLEDGE SHARING ROUNDTABLES

TABLE 1: Latest trends in substation automation
Hosted by: Jussi Ahola, Market Development Manager, ABB Substation Automation, Finland

TABLE 2: Why Pilots don’t work
Hosted by: Tim Day, Regional Director, Siemens, Australia

SESSION 7.3 NETWORK PLANNING & AUTOMATION – PART II

14h00 - 14h30

AMI in Smart Substation Pilot Project
Dr. Knathip Spuntupong, Chief of Protective Relay and Control System Design, Metropolitan Electricity Authority, Thailand

14h30 - 15h00

Future-proofi ng Smart Grids with Green, Scalable Optical Solutions
Dion Leung, Chief Solution Architect, APAC Solution Group, Tellabs, Singapore

SESSION 8.3 RENEWABLES INTEGRATION & ENERGY STORAGE SOLUTIONS

16h00 - 16h20

EGAT’s latest plans and projects for RE integration into the grid
Titiporn Sangpetch, Head of Distribution System Connection Planning Section, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, Thailand

16h20 - 16h40

Providing an update on Noida Power’s plans for RE development and integration
Rajiv Goyal, Deputy General Manager, Noida Power , India